- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Cook macaroni according to package directions. When draining the macaroni, ensure that you reserve 1 cup of the water to help thicken the sauce.
- Melt butter in large pot, whisk in the flour until incorporated. Add the milk and macaroni water while whisking to incorporate. Bring to a boil whisking continuously to ensure a smooth, thickened sauce. Remove from heat.
- Add 3/4 of the grated cheese and stir until melted. Stir in the macaroni and place in a greased baking dish.
- Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden on top.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Classic Macaroni & Cheese
"The Yummiest Mac and Cheese" is delicious, this is a recipe handed down from my Mum, who used to make this for both my brother and I ~ it remains a firm favourite with both of us...and now my family!!
CLASSIC MACARONI & CHEESE
375 g macaroni (or any shaped pasta)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 cup macaroni water*
1 cup grated cheddar cheese (or any cheese you fancy that will melt nicely)
1 tsp dried mustard powder
Black pepper and sea salt, to taste